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Binance’s Trust Wallet Releases Desktop App for MacOS

Crypto exchange Binance’s Trust Wallet has released a desktop application for the macOS, with support for Windows and Linux to follow. The Binance-owned digital currency wallet, Trust Wallet, has released a desktop application for macOS. The team behind Trust Wallet announced the development in a tweet today, Aug. 12, also revealing that the wallet will be available in the Mac App Store shortly. In a series of tweets, Trust Wallet founder Viktor Radchenko disclosed that support for Linux will be launched next week. Radchenko further said that the main challenge for the team now is to port Trust Wallet to Windows, which they have ostensibly not done yet. Radchenko also noted that most desktop crypto users — around 75% — are on Windows. The development follows news that Binance added support for multiple decentralized exchanges (DEXs) to Trust Wallet by integrating the Kyber Network protocol, a dedicated platform for cross-token trading solutions. Binance acquired Trust Wallet in Augus..

Korean Internet Giant Kakao Teases Its Crypto Wallet for 50M Users

South Korean internet giant Kakao Corp has launched a teaser page for its forthcoming cryptocurrency wallet, Klip. South Korean internet giant Kakao Corp has launched a teaser page for its forthcoming cryptocurrency wallet, Klip. According to a report from News1 Korea on Aug. 12, Kakao has made the wallet teaser page available as part of the “More” tab on its messaging app KakaoTalk — the platform into which the real wallet will eventually be integrated. 50 million active users will have access to the walletThe Klip wallet — developed by Kakao’s blockchain subsidiary, GroundX, will allow users to store the Klaytn they earn online. With a focus on supporting applications such as finance, content creation and blockchain-powered games, the wallet will also reportedly support non-fungible tokens. Alongside Klaytn, Klip is also expected to support tokens that are partner to the company’s proprietary Klaytn mainnet, which went live in June of this year. The teasing page currently displays t..

ShapeShift Addresses KeepKey Hardware Wallet Vulnerability Report

Cryptocurrency swaps and hardware wallet producer ShapeShift addressed recent KeepKey hardware wallet vulnerability allegations. Cryptocurrency swaps and hardware wallet producer ShapeShift addressed recent KeepKey hardware wallet vulnerability allegations. ShapeShift responded to an alleged vulnerability submitted through its responsible disclosure program in a Medium post published on Aug. 4. Per the announcement, the firm received a vulnerability report through the program on May 1, which described what the researchers believed to be a hardware vulnerability. The purported vulnerability would allow an attacker to read what was on the wallet’s screen by monitoring power fluctuations to the display in what is known as a side-channel attack. If attackers were monitoring the power levels while sensitive information was displayed on-screen, this would ostensibly give them the opportunity to steal funds from the device. The “vulnerability” is impracticalShapeShift notes that, to obtain a..

Samsung Expands Its Blockchain DApp Kit With New Services, Updates Wallet

South Korean tech giant Samsung has expanded its blockchain and decentralized application Software Development Kit with two new services. South Korean tech giant Samsung has expanded its blockchain and decentralized application (DApp) Software Development Kit with two new services. Galaxy of multi-service blockchain appsPer the press release shared with Cointelegraph on Aug. 6, Samsung has integrated a digital analytics DApp dubbed “Jupiter” and a QR code-based password wallet “Mars” into Galaxy S10 and newer version of Samsung smartphones. Jupiter utilizes TrustVerse’s artificial intelligence powered price prediction and analytics build on Microsoft Azure architecture. The DApp enables users to track volatility of digital assets — including Bitcoin (BTC) and Ether (ETH), among others — by analyzing past records of market movements. The service thus provides forecasts of how cryptocurrency prices will change over the course of several hours. Samsung’s users will reportedly soon be abl..

Mastercard Hints at Future Crypto Wallet Product with New Job Listings

Mastercard appears to be angling to enter the crypto wallet space with new job ads for blockchain and cryptocurrency-related product development. Mastercard appears to be angling to enter the crypto wallet space with new job ads for blockchain and cryptocurrency-related product development. According to updated job listings from the payments giant as of August 2, the company is seeking to hire for the following roles: “Director, Product Management - Crypto Currency/ Wallets, Director, Product Development & Innovation - Blockchain Solutions Architect, and VP, Product Management - Blockchain/Crypto.” A bid for the crypto wallet space?Two of the new roles — the future director of product management for cryptocurrency/wallets and future VP of product management for blockchain/crypto — will lead a team focused on developing blockchain-based solutions that include wallets, the job listings reveal. While neither ad discloses full details of the planned products’ scope, they do indicate that..

Huobi Announces Its Wallet Be ‘Baking’ Tezos With XTZ Support Coming

The wallet provided by cryptocurrency exchange Huobi will support Tezos XTZ tokens and baking. The wallet provided by cryptocurrency exchange Huobi will support Tezos (XTZ) native tokens and baking, the wallets official Twitter account announced on July 31. Huobi Wallet to support TezosIn the aforementioned tweet, Huobi Wallet announced that it will support the Tezos native token and its Proof of Stake (PoS) staking counterpart — baking — in the near future. Part of the announcement reads: “Thrilled to announce that Huobi Wallet will be a #Tezos baker and support #XTZ soon.” A self-amending PoS blockchainThe tweet also explains that Tezos is a so-called self-amending network, which means that it is capable of updating without going through a hard fork thanks to a complex system of on-chain mechanisms and voting. The tweet further claims that Tezos is “leading the way in POS & governance” and concludes: “As a multi-currency wallet app, it is a no brainer to add XTZ.” As of press time, ..

Samsung Galaxy S10 Integrates Pundi X’s Digital Currency Wallet

Samsung Galaxy S10 users are now able to use Pundi X’s crypto wallet and spend crypto in an associated blockchain point-of-sale device. Smartphones manufacturer Samsung and cryptocurrency payments startup Pundi X’s new cooperation will allow users to integrate the XWallet app to their Samsung Blockchain Wallet. In a blog post published on July 29, Pundi X revealed that it has integrated its cryptocurrency wallet solution into the Samsung’s blockchain ecosystem, thus marking growing adoption of blockchain technology. The post reads: “Samsung Galaxy S10 users can move cryptocurrencies stored in the Samsung Blockchain Wallet into the XWallet, which they can then use as a checking account for instant crypto transaction with Pundi X’s global payment ecosystem.” Currently, the XWallet supports digital currencies such as Bitcoin (BTC), Ether (ETH), Binance Coin (BNB), KuKoin Shares (KCS), NEM (XEM), KNC, Qtum (QTUM), as well as Pundi X’s native tokens NPXS and NPXSXEM. The app enables users ..

Austrian State Printing House Has Made a Cryptocurrency Cold Wallet

Youniqx Identity AG, a subsidiary of the Austrian State Printing House, has developed a cryptocurrency hardware wallet. Youniqx Identity AG, a subsidiary of the Austrian State Printing House, has developed a cryptocurrency hardware wallet, reveals a press release published on July 29. Per the report, the hardware wallet — named Chainlock — enables the offline storage of private keys allowing access to cryptocurrency wallets. The device is reportedly capable of generating the private key, and is also water and heat resistant. The wallet in question will be available via the firm’s partners, including Tokenize Exchange in Singapore and Coinfinity in Central Europe. The release further claims that the Austrian State Printing House is specialized in identity document manufacturing that “implements and offers personalisation solutions for identity documents such as the highly secure Austrian passport.” Youniqx was founded by the firm last year to expand operations in the digital identity s..

Binance Launches Multi-DEX Support for Trust Wallet with Kyber Network

Major crypto exchange Binance has added support for multiple decentralized exchanges to its Trust Wallet by integrating with the Kyber Network protocol. Major crypto exchange Binance has added support for multiple decentralized exchanges (DEX) to its Trust Wallet by integrating the Kyber Network protocol. The development was revealed in an official announcement shared with Cointelegraph on July 24. As previously reported, Binance acquired Trust Wallet — an open-source, decentralized wallet that initially offered native support for Ether (ETH) and Ethereum-based tokens — in summer 2018. After extending the wallet’s support to multiple cryptocurrencies, Binance released the wallet on its non-custodial platform Binance DEX this June. Following integration with the Kyber Network liquidity protocol — a dedicated platform for cross-token trading solutions — users will have access to the wider DEX ecosystem and be able to exchange cryptocurrencies using a Multi-DEX and interface without an ..

Civic, BitGo to Release New Wallet for Crypto and Identity Data

Decentralized identity startup Civic and blockchain security firm BitGo plan to launch a new wallet using BitGo’s multisig technology in Q4 2019. Decentralized identity startup Civic and blockchain security firm BitGo plan to launch a new wallet using BitGo’s multisig technology in Q4 2019. In a press release shared with Cointelegraph on July 23, the two firms revealed that the forthcoming “Civic Wallet” will host hold both cryptocurrency and identity data on mobile devices. Control and security over funds and personal dataIn the press release, Vinny Lingham, co-founder and CEO of Civic said “We’re building a new financial and identity ecosystem.” Lingham further expressed enthusiasm for lowering the barrier to entry into the blockchain sphere for consumers. Using BitGo’s multisig security technology, the wallet will require users to undergo identity authentication using a blockchain system for secure verification. As the press release notes, this underlying data is not shared between..
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